Trustee regulation in Switzerland

Wednesday, 21 October 2020
16.30 - 18.00



Zurich Center


Andrea HUBER, Attorney-at-law, LL.M., Partner, Pestalozzi Attorneys at Law Ltd

Andrea Huber is a Partner and member of Pestalozzi’s Financial Services Group specialising in banking and regulatory matters including FIDLEG, FINIG and FINFRAG, asset management /investment funds, fintech, capital market transactions, compliance and white-collar crime. She regularly represents clients in proceedings before the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority FINMA, the SIX Swiss Exchange and the CDB Supervisory Board (VSB Aufsichtskommission). Andrea advises banks, asset managers, securities firms, investment companies and other financial services providers on all regulatory and legal aspects of their business operations, organisation and products and assists them in obtaining regulatory licenses and approvals.
Before joining Pestalozzi, Andrea has been working for major law firms for more than 13 years, most recently as Partner Banking & Finance.

Oliver WIDMER, Attorney-at-law, Solicitor of England & Wales (not practising), M.Sc., TEP, Partner, Pestalozzi Attorneys at Law Ltd

Oliver Widmer is a partner and a member of Pestalozzi’s Financial Services Group and the head of Pestalozzi's Private Clients Group. He primarily advises domestic and international banks, financial institutions, asset managers and high-net-worth individuals on banking, finance and capital markets matters, including regulatory FIDLEG, FINIG, FINFRAG matters.
Oliver also worked as head legal & compliance of the Swiss branch of a major US investment bank, he is a member of the admission and regulatory board of BX Swiss, an authorized representative at SIX, member of the ICC, STEP and other organisations.


Trustee regulation in Switzerland

The implementation of the new trustee regulation in Switzerland shall be presented.
Specifically, the following topics will be discussed:
  • Trustee under the Federal Act on Financial Institutions ("FinIA"): Scope and exemptions
  • Corporate governance aspects
  • Proper organization of a trustee
  • Licensing requirements
  • Regulatory duties of trustees under FinIA
  • Application of other laws such as Federal Act on Financial Services?
  • Pitfalls to avoid when applying for a license
  • Timeline and next steps

Webinar-Fee Members CHF 40.00
Webinar-Fee STEP Student CHF 30.00
Webinar-Fee non Members CHF 50.00

1 ½ hour towards CPD obligation

Register by 20.10.2020


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